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'Mini-COBRA' could save health benefits for many in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 2009

A bill expected to pass any day in the Pennsylvania legislature could help thousands of Pennsylvanians who have lost their health insurance and jobs recently with small businesses. The Governor's Office says 25% of Pennsylvanians employed in the private sector work for companies with two to 19 employees. Forty states, including New Jersey, have passed what is known as "mini-COBRA" legislation, which extends COBRA benefits to small businesses.